Power schemes provide a convenient structure for defining and re-using commonly required power management settings. A NightWatchman power scheme is a collection of power management settings that can be selected and applied through a power policy.

Managing power schemes in the NightWatchman console

Using NightWatchman Console you can:

Before a power scheme is applied to a computer, it must be associated with a power policy. To learn more about power policies, see Power policies.
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Creating a new power scheme

To add a new power scheme in the NightWatchman console:

  1. In the Power Schemes section, click Add.
  2. Set the required values in the Add Power Scheme dialog.
  3. Click OK to save the new power scheme.

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The Add Power Scheme dialog

The Add Power Scheme dialog lets you define properties for the new power scheme:

  • Name field – the name for the new power scheme. This field cannot be left blank.
  • Turn off display after: – sets when the power scheme turns the monitor off after a period of inactivity. You can set different values for this parameter for use when the computer is plugged in or running on batteries.
  • Turn off hard disks after: – sets when the power scheme turns the computer's hard disks off after a period of inactivity. You can set different values for this parameter for use when the computer is plugged in or running on batteries.
  • Standby: – sets when the power scheme puts the computer into standby mode after a period of inactivity. You can set different values for this parameter for when the computer is plugged in or running on batteries. This parameter must be set to a shorter time than the Hibernate parameter.
  • Hibernate: – sets when the power scheme puts the computer into hibernate mode after a period of inactivity. You can set different values for this parameter for when the computer is plugged in or running on batteries. This parameter must be set to a longer time than the Standby parameter
  • Prompt for password when computer wakes up – check this checkbox if you want the computer to prompt the user when it awakes from a standby or hibernate mode.

Editing power schemes

To edit an existing power schemes in the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Power Schemes section, select the Power Scheme you want to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button.
  3. Change the required values in the Edit Power Scheme dialog, which has the same parameters as the Add Power Scheme dialog.
  4. Click OK to save the changes to the Power Scheme.

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Copying power schemes

To copy an existing power schemes in the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Power Schemes section, select the Power Scheme you want to copy.
  2. Click the Copy button. This takes a copy of the settings of the selected Power Scheme and opens the Edit Power Scheme dialog.
  3. Change the values in the Edit Power Scheme dialog if necessary. It the same parameters as the Add Power Scheme dialog.
  4. Click OK to save the Power Scheme.

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Deleting power schemes

To delete an existing power schemes from the NightWatchman Console:

  1. In the Power Schemes section, select the Power Scheme you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button.
  3. If the warning option is turned on the Confirm delete dialog is displayed. Click Yes to continue with the deletion or No to cancel.
  4. Clicking Yes attempts to continue with the deletion. If the Power Scheme has previously been associated with a Power Policy an Unable to delete scheme warning dialog is displayed indicating that the Power Scheme is in use and you are able to delete the selected scheme.
  5. If the Power Scheme is not currently associated with a Power Policy, clicking Yes permanently removes Power Scheme from the NightWatchman Console.

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Disabling the deletion warning dialog

To prevent NightWatchman from displaying the deletion warning dialog every time you delete a power scheme, power policy, tariff, security role or security account, check the Don't ask me again checkbox, located on the warning dialog itself.

Before checking this box, make sure that you definitely do not want the deletion warning dialog to appear as deleting a NightWatchman Console Power Scheme cannot be undone.